Re: [Ksummit-2013-discuss] [PATCH] checkpatch: Add comment about updating Documentation/CodingStyle

From: David Howells
Date: Mon Sep 02 2013 - 16:50:45 EST

Josh Triplett <josh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > There are many checkpatch rules (like semicolons) that
> > are not in CodingStyle.
> It's a rule of thumb, not a mandate. In *general*, should
> not be enforcing style rules that aren't documented in CodingStyle.

Except that it becomes a mandate when someone runs it automatically against
every one of your patches and then sends you an email for each patch it finds
a checkpatch niggle against...

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